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Collection TitleMC 41 The Elmira FloodsCreatorBooth Library
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Provenance:The items in this collection were given to the Booth Library by various donors. 
Historical:

There have been a number of floods in the history of the county.  The floods in this collection include the flood of June 1, 1889; July 3-4, 1902; July 7-8, 1935; May 28, 1946 and June 23, 1972. 

Extent1 linear foot
AbstractThis collection contains items related to the floods of 1889, 1902, 1935, 1935, 1946 and 1972. 


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A commemorative issue entitled "The Flood of Chemung: A Poetic Narrative," written by Paul M. Fitzsimmons. Approximately 11 pages.BoolketA0208 (2 copies)
Booklet entitled "A Pictorial Review of the Flood of '72", by The Evening Times. Approximately 36 pages of photographs of the devastation of the '72 flood in Athens, Pennsylvania.BookletA0211 (2 copies)
Report from the Naval Reserve on their participation in the Flood Disaster Relief in the Elmira-Corning Area. There is also a log of pumping operations.DocumentsA0213
A personal log of Roger K. Wadsworth kept during the clean up after the Elmira Flood of 1972. Approximately 7 pages.DocumentsA0214
Letter written by L.A. Lupica, Commander of the U.S. Naval Reserves announcing Chief Wright's commendable service during the flood disaster of 1972. (One final copy, one typed rough draft, and one handwritten rough draft.)DocumentsA0215
Narrative Summary of CF Communications Operations on the 22 June-02 July 1972. Report submitted by Douglas A. Wright. Also included is the Naval Reserve Center Communications Chronological Log.DocumentsA0216
The Annual Report of the New York State Urban Development Corporation 1973. There is an article on page 68 entitled "After Agnes: Putting it Back Together in the Chemung Valley." Approximately 4 pages with photographs.JournalA0217
Suggested additions to chapter 8- Flood of 1972 of an unspecified book. This report, submitted by the City Manager includes two small paragraphs of additional information concerning Lake Street Bridge and the state of the city after the water receded (dust bowl like conditions).DocumentsA0301
A poem written by Dorothy Denison concerning Hurricane Agnes (1972).DocumentsA0302
Handwritten chart and notes arranging information for the 1972 Flood Recovery Chart being compiled by the Chemung Historical Society. Information included: business name, flood depth, owner's estimated loss, and date reoccupied. (7 pages of rough notes.)DocumentsA0304
Letter written to Thomas E. Byrne (County Historian of the Chemung County Historical Society) from Richard N. Boisvert (Assistant Professor at Cornell) thanking him for the loan of the Flood Recovery questionnaires. Dated April 24, 1975.LetterA0305
Naval documents concerning navy personnel response during the 1972 flood.DocumentsB0201
Eight letters of appreciation to the Naval Reserve Surface Division of Horseheads, NY from an assortment of naval and army commanders/personnel. In regards to the 1972 flood.DocumentsB0202
An assortment of public information announcements made by the Navy concerning the flood of 1972. Included are photocopies of four newspaper articles focusing on naval aid in the flood.DocumentsB0203 (3 sets of copies)
Letter from the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Reserve Surface Division of Horseheads, NY to Commanding Officer, Supply Company Camp Lejune, NC.LetterB0204
Document from L. A. Lupica, Commander U.S. Naval Reserves commenting on Sgt. Farr's (of the Horseheads Naval Reserve Unit) commendable service during the flood disaster of 1972. (Included are 2 typed copies of this document and one handwritten rough draft of the same letter).DocumentsB0205
Document from L. A. Lupica, Commander U.S. Naval Reserves commenting on Chief Wright's (of the Horseheads Naval Reserve Unit) commendable service during the flood disaster of 1972. (Included are 2 typed copies of this document and one handwritten rough draft of the same letter).DocumentsB0206
Letter from R.K. Wadsworth (Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve Surface Division) to Col. Laychak (U.S. Military Liaison Section) concerning the Naval Reserve participation in the flood disaster relief in the Elmira-Corning area (July 4 through July 6 1972). Report contains details of pumping operations and pump/work logs of crew operations.LetterB0207 (2 copies)
Letter from R.K. Wadsworth (Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve Surface Division) to Col. Laychak (U.S. Military Liaison Section) concerning the Naval Reserve participation in the flood disaster relief in the Elmira-Corning area (July 7 through July 11 1972). Report contains a pump/work log of crew operations.LetterB0208 (3 copies)
Letters of commendation from R.K. Wadsworth (Commander U.S. Naval Reserve) to Douglas A. Wright, Chief Charles L. Wright, Sgt. D.E. Farr, and Chief Robert L. Wood of the Local Naval Reserve Unit of Horseheads, NY for their actions in the 1972 flood.LetterB0209 (3 copies)
Situation reports from the Office of Emergency Preparedness Elmira/Corning Field Office on the 1972 flood. Approximately 5 pages.DocumentsB0210
Letter from R.K. Wadsworth (Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve Surface Division) to Col. Laychak (U.S. Military Liaison Section) concerning the Naval Reserve participation in the flood disaster relief in the Elmira-Corning area (June 25 through July 3 1972). Report contains details of pumping operations.LetterB0211
Naval Reserve's log of pumping operations 25 June through July 6, 1972.DocumentsB0212
A copy of an illustrated personal account of the flood of 1972. It is titled Stream Restoration After Agnes.BookletB0301
A book of images and descriptions from the flood of 1972. Titled: Flood Book 1972, Lower Tioga Valley. Dated: October, 1972.BookB0303
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